Helmholtz Gemeinschaft


EU-LIFE charter of independent life science research institutes

Item Type:Editorial
Title:EU-LIFE charter of independent life science research institutes
Creators Name:Superti-Furga, G. and Agostinho, M. and Bury, J. and Cook, S. and Durinx, C. and Ender, A. and van Luenen, H. and Lund, A.H. and Medema, R.H. and Miączyńska, M. and Nickel, D. and Pelicci, P.G. and Puisieux, A. and Ripatti, S. and Sander, M. and Schubeler, D. and Serrano, L. and Sommer, T. and Sonne-Hansen, K. and Tomančák, P. and Vives, J. and Vontas, J. and Bettencourt-Dias, M.
Abstract:The diverse range of organizations contributing to the global research ecosystem is believed to enhance the overall quality and resilience of its output. Mid-sized autonomous research institutes, distinct from universities, play a crucial role in this landscape. They often lead the way in new research fields and experimental methods, including those in social and organizational domains, which are vital for driving innovation. The EU-LIFE alliance was established with the goal of fostering excellence by developing and disseminating best practices among European biomedical research institutes. As directors of the 15 EU-LIFE institutes, we have spent a decade comparing and refining our processes. Now, we are eager to share the insights we've gained. To this end, we have crafted this Charter, outlining 10 principles we deem essential for research institutes to flourish and achieve ground-breaking discoveries. These principles, detailed in the Charter, encompass excellence, independence, training, internationality and inclusivity, mission focus, technological advancement, administrative innovation, cooperation, societal impact, and public engagement. Our aim is to inspire the establishment of new institutes that adhere to these principles and to raise awareness about their significance. We are convinced that they should be viewed a crucial component of any national and international innovation strategies.
Keywords:Academies and Institutes, Biological Science Disciplines, Biomedical Research
Source:FEBS Letters
Date:21 March 2024
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.14855
PubMed:View item in PubMed

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Open Access
MDC Library